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Sunday, September 9, 2018

White as Silence Red as Song takeover tour

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White as Silence Red as Song 

by Alessandro D'Avenia


Title:  White as Silence Red as Song
aka:  White as Milk, Red as Blood 
Original TitleBianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue
Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 272 pages
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Language:  English
Publisher Thomas Nelson / TNZ Fiction
Edition: paperback
Genre: young adult, contemporary romance, European literature, Italian literature

I’m so excited today to be working with Just Read Publicity Tours to share White as Silence Red as Song with you! White as Silence Red as Song is live now on all platforms, make sure you pick up a copy.

Synopsis:

International bestseller White as Milk, Red as Blood, has been called the Italian The Fault in Our Stars.

Leo is an ordinary sixteen-year-old: he loves hanging out with his friends, playing soccer, and zipping around on his motorbike. The time he has to spend at school is a drag, and his teachers are "a protected species that you hope will become extinct," so when a new history and philosophy teacher arrives, Leo greets him with his usual antipathy. But this young man turns out to be different. His eyes sparkle when he talks, and he encourages his students to live passionately, and follow their dreams.

Leo now feels like a lion, as his name suggests, but there is still one thing that terrifies him: the color white. White is absence; everything related to deprivation and loss in his life is white. Red, on the other hand, is the color of love, passion and blood; red is the color of Beatrice's hair. Leo's dream is a girl named Beatrice, the prettiest in school. Beatrice is irresistible - one look from her is enough to make Leo forget about everything else.

There is, however, a female presence much closer to Leo, which he finds harder to see because she's right under his nose: the ever-dependable and serene Silvia. When he discovers that Beatrice has leukemia and that her disease is related to the white that scares him so much, Leo is forced to search within himself, to bleed and to be reborn. In the process, he comes to understand that dreams must never die, and he finds the strength to believe in something bigger than himself.

White as Milk, Red as Blood is not only a coming-of-age story and the narrative of a school year, but it is also a bold novel that, through Leo's monologue - at times easy-going and full of verve, at times more intimate and anguished - depicts what happens when suffering and shock burst into the world of a teenager, and the world of adults is rendered speechless.

About the author


Alessandro D’Avenia holds a PhD in Classical Literature, and teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Literature at a high school in Milan. White as Silence, Red as Song was his first novel, published in Italy in 2010. It sold a million copies in Italy, has been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012. Alessandro has since published four more books, the latest of which, Every Story is a Love Story, was published in October 2017.


Tour Wide GIVEAWAY

  • one winner will 1 copy giveaway of the finished book (open to U.S., international shipping)  . 
  • Enter on the tour landing page on Just Read's website.  



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